Lessons from an Undercover Boss

What We Learn from an “Undercover Boss” (article by Catherine Loudon) While I’m usually opposed to watching “Reality TV”, I couldn’t stop my curiosity last night with the season premiere of “Undercover Boss”.  In this episode, Rick Tigner, President of Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates, goes undercover in the front line roles of his organization.  In watching,… Read more »

Introducing Horizon HR Solutions

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Scott A. Samuels, CEO Horizon Hospitality Associates, Inc. (913) 333-3190 Email: [email protected] Leading Executive Search Firm now provides Human Resource Solutions for Enhancing Business Performance! January 24, 2012, Overland Park, KS.  Scott Samuels, President of Horizon Hospitality, announced today the expansion of Horizon Hospitality with the creation of Horizon HR… Read more »

Horizon Opens Orlando Office

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Scott A. Samuels, President Tel:  (913) 897-3100 Email:  [email protected] Web:  www.horizonhospitality.com HORIZON HOSPITALITY ANNOUNCES EXPANSION Executive Recruitment Firm Opens Office in Orlando November 21, 2011, Orlando, FL.  Scott Samuels, President and Founder of Horizon Hospitality announced today the opening of a new regional office for Horizon Hospitality in Orlando, Florida.  Mr.… Read more »

How Companies Keep Top Performers

Keeping these people engaged from day one is the challenge.  So how can you be positive and create an atmosphere that will build commitment and engagement? Employees who have gone through some sort of onboarding process — one that is more than the usual paper-processing bureaucracy — report feeling better connected to corporate strategy and… Read more »

Hospitality Recruitment Trends

Interviewing is like going on a first date…you never hear about the negatives until later in the relationship! I have used this analogy many times throughout the years because I believe it to be very true. So, how can you be sure that your newly hired employee will be successful with your company? Hospitality employers are… Read more »

Horizon Expands to CVB’s & Chambers

Talent Acquisition Firm to Target Convention & Visitors Bureau / Chamber of Commerce Industry As the President of Horizon Hospitality, I’m pleased to announce that we’re expanding into the Convention & Visitors Bureau/Chamber of Commerce talent acquisition market segment. The timing is right to make an impact in a market segment that is a natural extension to… Read more »

Why Hospitality HR Professionals Need to Participate in Social Media

Still on the fence about using social media?  Consider these statistics from the recent Cone Business in Social Media Study: 93 percent of Americans believe that a company should have a presence on social media sites. 85 percent believe that these companies should use social media to interact with consumers. 60 percent of Americans regularly… Read more »

Biggest Challenges Facing HR in the Next Decade

What do you think will be the biggest challenges facing HR during the next decade? This is one of the questions posed in a poll by the Society for Human Resource Management titled “Challenges Facing Organizations and HR in the Next 10 Years.” The survey responses, gathered from 449 HR professionals, show that: Getting and… Read more »

Effective Employee Onboarding Tips for Hospitality Employers

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” When you hear this saying, you may envision a nervous job seeker, compulsively straightening his suit and repeating his 30-second “personal sales pitch” before an interview.  But quite honestly, the saying is just as relevant for hospitality hiring companies.  Why? When you mainstream and… Read more »